Thank you for your interest in Loving Others Well that includes this website and the associated speaking options. Please allow me the opportunity to share with you parts of my story....
As a child I was fortunate to be raised in a Christian home and active in a healthy church. Sadly, life has adversity for everyone, including me, and circumstances led to my anxieties. Fortunately, my dedicated parents explored options when I was entering the fourth grade. They enrolled me in a Christian school where, over the next few years, I received pastoral counsel from a great, godly man. His patience, understanding, and feedback challenged my thinking and fostered my growth away from anxiety and towards assurance.
Recently, I was teaching a group of pastors a seminar on ministering to persons with addictions and mental health disorders. I was asked during a lunchtime conversation why I was so passionate about this aspect of ministry. At first, my mind went blank. I had never directly been asked why I was passionate about ministry. After some time of reflection, I know the passion comes from learning to love others the way I have embraced Christ's love for me...and you.
It is always a privilege from GOD when I am asked to preach. I am always humbled when receiving the honor of teaching others. Loving Others Well allows me the opportunity to do this service in multiple ways. I provide seminars and conferences in a partnership with churches and Christian schools, including colleges and universities. Podcasts and videocasts give me the ability to reach people I will most likely never meet.
My qualifications include being an ordained minister, registered evangelist, and licensed counselor specializing in mental health and substance misuse. My education includes a Bachelors of Arts in Religion, Masters of Education in Counseling Psychology (Addiction Studies), Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Counseling Psychology (Mental Health), and a Doctorate of Education in Counseling and Supervision. I have numerous certifications as well. To learn more about my updated list of all the credentials and qualifications, please visit my website: counselingwithdon.com